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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

California State SenateCandidate for District 15

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Chuck Page

Republican
Small Business Owner
40,783 votes (20.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Economy/Jobs - California has been hurt by governmental rules and regulations that make it very difficult for businesses to succeed here. I have a small business and feel the pain every day. I'd like to hire more people so that I can grow, but ever
  • California's Debt - Real pension reform still needs to happen in the State of California. Small steps have been taken, but it's still unsustainable when CALPERS is still providing opportunities for workers to pad their income to get larger pensions
  • Education - Our education system is in sore need of help. I would love a California that doesn't have an elected politician as our Superintendent of Schools. We need to ensure that a focus is provided to getting children at a young age AND THEIR PA

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small Business Owner and Former Mayor & City Council Member
Owner, Chuck Page Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance (2011–current)
District Specialist, Farmers Insurance (2011–2015)
City Council Member, City of Saratoga — Elected position (2006–2014)
Chair and Member, League of California Cities State Environmental Policy Committee — Appointed position (2007–2014)
President and Board Member, League of California Cities Peninsula Division — Appointed position (2010–2014)
Government Relations Manager, Republic Services (2010–2011)
Planning Commissioner, City of Saratoga — Appointed position (1998–2001)
Regional Director, Microsoft (1992–1994)
National Sales & Marketing Manager - CAD/CAM Products, IBM Corp (1978–1993)

Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey Bachelor of Science Degree - Mathmatics and Business Administration, My concentrations were in Computer Science and Management Information Systems (1979)

Biography

I am a small business owner.  I own an insurance and financial services agency here in San Jose.  I served on the Saratoga City Council for 8 years and had 2 terms as mayor.  I was a very active participant in the League of California Cities, serving as the President and officer of the Peninsula Division for 4 years and as Chair and member of the Environmental Policy Committee for 7 years.  I have a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Business Administration.  I started my career as a programmer for IBM (now I guess it would be called software developer).  I advanced into the technical side of sales and management.  I held executive positions at IBM, Microsoft and then several smaller computer sales companies where I built service organizations.  I started pursuing a passion of mine - helping people - a long time ago, and it's progressed into my current business ownership position. 

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $15,856

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Charles T. Munger
$8,400
2
Employees of WSJ Properties
$4,200
3
Employees of Chuck Page Insurance
$1,557
4
The Conrado Company, Inc.
$500
5
Employees of Rockledge Associates
$250

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.54%)
Small contributions (3.46%)
96.54%

By Type:

From organizations (3.27%)
From individuals (96.73%)
96.73%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I can best be described as a fiscally conservative, socially responsible person.  I believe that straight talk is better than political mumbo-jumbo and I am always completely honest.  I don't believe in putting down my opponents - if they've got to resort to those tactics, I guess they are afraid of something or incredibly insecure.  I believe that California's politicians need to put party aside and start making decisions as Californians - every decision needs to be about people, not party!  I have worked together with members of all parties and know that the only way to make sure that the best decisions are made is to listen responsibly, respond tactfully and act appropriately.

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